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The 100 Greatest Ever Golfers by Andy Farrell
  

The 100 Greatest Ever Golfers

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Winner of the Best Golf Book at the British Sports Book Awards 2012.

Grouped by era, 'The 100 Greatest Ever Golfers' is a unique collection of the finest players the game has seen. Farrell explores each golfer's achievements as well as setting them in the context of their peers. Sure to inspire endless debate for its selection, this fascinating treasure trove of stories is essential reading for any golfer.

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The 100 Greatest Ever Golfers by Andy Farrell

Winner of the Best Golf Book at the British Sports Book Awards 2012.

What makes a great golfer? Is it innate talent, unstinting dedication, hard graft or inner strength? Can it be measured by championships won or prize money earned? Is the perfect technique more important than an engaging personality? Since the birth in 1860 of the Open Championship, every era of golf has produced its iconic great players, and here Andy Farrell selects his candidates for the top 100. From the early Scottish professionals who pioneered the game, such as Old Tom Morris and his son, Young Tommy, through such 20th century golden greats as Bobby Jones, Babe Zaharias, Arnold Palmer and Seve Ballesteros, to the modern era of Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam, and the young pretenders of Yani Tseng and Rory McIlroy.

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'Everyone's story is different and inspiring in their own way which is what makes this wonderful compilation of biographies such a treat. I could never tire of hearing the stories of our great champions so whether you are an aspiring golfer or an old-timer like me who enjoys the history of the game, I have no hestitation in recommending Andy Farrell's fascinating book.' - Arnold Palmer

About the Author

Andy Farrell is a highly experienced golf journalist who was golf correspondent of The Independent and the Independent on Sunday. He writes for a number of golf magazines and other publications, including the Open Championship Annual. He was honorary secretary, and is now the administrator, of the Association of Golf Writers.

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Book Info

Publication date

13th October 2011

Author

Andy Farrell

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Publisher

Elliott & Thompson Limited

Format

Hardback
302 pages

Categories

Sport from the Armchair
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Golf

ISBN

9781907642357

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